Ky. Bar Expels Fen-Phen Atty Over Excessive Fees

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT) -- The board of governors of the Kentucky Bar Association voted Tuesday to recommend that Cincinnati plaintiffs’ lawyer Stan Chesley be disbarred for charging exorbitant fees for his work on fen-phen diet drug litigation against American Home Products Corp.

Chesley’s attorney Sheryl Snyder of Frost Brown Todd LLC told Law360 on Tuesday that the board’s decision was just an interim procedural step and that the deciding power laid with the Kentucky Supreme Court.

The related class action cost Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., which made fen-phen, about $200 million...
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